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Letters to the Editor

Support the half percent income tax

To the editor: This is an unsolicited letter encouraging Lisbon voters to support the half percent income tax increase. This tax does not affect Social Security income. Unlike a property tax that would affect every property owner regardless of age, the glory of this tax is that it is based ...

Every office, every vote matters

To the editor: With all the hub bub and talk about the debates being held in Ohio, and the conversations whether or not Ohio is still a swing state, there is something far more important for Ohioans and ALL Americans to remember: EVERY OFFICE is important ! As one candidate said, “We ...

Thank you from the Salem Community Center

To the editor: The Salem Community Center would like to thank everyone involved in making the 9th Annual Women’s Night Out, Designer Purse Bingo such a success. It is a positive feeling knowing the community of Salem and surrounding communities support the efforts of fighting childhood ...

Some information about MSSA

To the editor: I think a lot of individuals are unaware about the MSSA Super Walk coming up on Saturday, Sept. 28, and a lot more people uninformed about who the MSSA is. MSSA stands for Multiple Sclerosis Services Agency. We are a 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT agency, providing services to those ...

JOBS Act would provide shorter-term assistance

To the editor: Thank you, Senator Portman, for authoring bipartisan legislation called the JOBS Act. The JOBS Act would allow low-income students to use Pell Grants for shorter-term training programs. Community colleges around the country have made this legislation their number one ...

October is National Domestic Violence Month

To the editor: October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time of unity to connect victims, advocates, and allies across the country. Domestic violence affects millions, both women and men, of every race, religion, culture and status. It’s not just punches and black eyes — ...

Taliban must fully cooperate with US

Getting U.S. troops out of Afghanistan would be quite a coup for President Donald Trump. It would give him a foreign policy advantage going into next year’s election — one no Democratic candidate could criticize. But would it also be setting the stage for a bloodbath? Would it mean a ...

Senate Bill 3 bad for our communities and children

To the editor: Last fall Ohio voters overwhelmingly rejected Issue One, which sought to drastically reduce penalties on drug dealers and repeat drug offenders. Senate Bill 3 seeks to use tax dollars to make Ohio lenient on drug dealers and eliminate accountability for drug users at the ...

Kindness costs nothing but means everything

To the editor: Thursday at the fair, I was in line to buy tickets to the truck and tractor pulls when they asked everyone to rise for the National Anthem. There were two young guys (late teens I think) about three people in front of me. I watched as the one with the baseball hat on took it ...

Support for the RECLAIM Act

To the editor: Ohio’s coal-mining communities have helped power the nation for generations, but this history also has left the Buckeye State with numerous abandoned mines. The bipartisan RECLAIM Act offers Ohio a way to not only reclaim these abandoned mines, but also to create wildlife ...